I have played every Zelda game, except for the one on Wii and the new one for the DS 3d. This one is my favorite. Zelda is #1 on my list of all times for video games, so I am a huge fan. This game was created years ago, but the graphics are awesome and game play is perfect! If you are a RPG fan, play this!
Zelda minish cap is a fantastic, fun game. I've played it well over five times and am not tired of it yet, and don't expect to be anytime soon. Once you've defeated the main objective in the game (I.E, killed the final boss -Vaati- and saved Hyrule) you can still gather kinstones and fuse them with the multitude of characters in the game. Then, back-tracking, The bosses in this game were very fun to fight as you get to use that awesome new weapon you obtained in the dungeon you are in. And they made an effort not to let your older weapons go out of date, such as the light bow which makes using your bow a lot more fun to me. Over all, just renting this game would be a shame. So, even though this is 2011 I would say that this game still holds it's own.
If you are a fan of The Legend Of Zelda you need to play this game. evan though Capcom made this and not Nintendo is still plays like a classic zelda game
The story of this game is Princess Zelda is turned to stone (Sounds Familiar...Phantom Hourglass) and link must forge a picori sword to set her free.
The unique thing about this game is Link has the ability to shrink down to the size of a bug ant travel to new parts of the world (Think "Honey I Shrunk The Kids"). he travels through dungeons, gets cool items and fights cool bosses.
This game feels like a zelda game with lots of hidden areas to find and a lot of heart pieces to find (you find one every 5-10 minutes). the art style is similar to Wind Waker (Toon Link) but still looks good on the GBA.
Some things I noticed strange about this game compared to other zelda games is an odd System of unlocking hidden areas. throughout the game you find these Kinstones and you can fuse them with other people's Kinstones to make caves and chests appear. This is simple once you get the hang of it but if you forget about it you get stuck and there is no way to know what to do. The world map is also pretty small but mazelike so it seems bigger.
The only Bad part about this game Comes at the end when (SPOILERS) you are forced to fight three of the toughest enemies in the game right before you fight the end boss. The bad thing is that you're timed so if you take too long to dispatch them than its game over. This was very frustrating (It took about 10 tries to defeat them and only 2 for the final boss). This seems like a capcom thing as no other Zelda game times you during combat.
This Game is still a great addition to the Zelda Library and one of the overlooked Zelda Games. While it is not too Mind Blowing (There is this one cool part in the beginning with a barrel) it is still great fun.